Walking on a Wire + Don't Think Twice  by kat330 published on 2013/07/06 13:34:06 +0000 The Arsenal here: two vocal tracks, Korg piano, classical + electric guitars, melodica, and harmonica (newly added to The Arsenal after I co-opted my recent present to JT of a 3-harmonica set :) This is a cover of Richard Thompson's poignant "Walking on a Wire" interwoven with shades and echoes of Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice" for sort of a she says/he says mash-up of two great songs about relationship breakdown. If you're familiar with "Wire" (from Richard and Linda Thompson's superior "Shoot Out the Lights" album), you know there's a typically prodigious guitar part and solo by Richard. (You truly MUST hear it if you have not, even though it makes my version pale to nothingness in comparison.) The acoustic guitar here is often just a slower tempo of my "Don't Think Twice" guitar part, and the electric is mainly functioning as my bass per usual. As for the original piano arrangement: After much experimentation, I found the only Korg mode to minimize any hiss noise is the harpsichord. I suspect some noise is still underlying, but the lack of legato in this mode somehow masks it best. At this point then, I'm recording all future piano tracks in that mode only. It's a shame since dynamics along with any smooth, connective phrasing so effective in many of my arrangements will be forfeited as a result. Finally, I might upload a version minus all the shades of Dylan depending on reaction and recommendations to this one, so please let me know your thoughts. Thanks!